To help develop the balanced attribute, we encourage families to work on this at home…

  • Encourage your child to participate in a wide variety of structured activities.
  • Discuss the importance of a healthy diet with your child. Spend a few minutes during mealtime deciding if what your family is eating is balanced.
  • This is a great attribute to lead by example and role model. Choose an activity you will do weekly with your child (could be the same activity repeated) and model the behavior you want to see in them (i.e.: go for a run, try a sport, try a new game, read a book for fun and discussing it, etc)

To help develop the thinker attribute, we encourage families to work on this at home…

  • Encourage your child to try to think of solutions to problems independently (at home, at school, in the community, etc.)
  • Pose different real-life problems and questions to your child:
    •  “I’m not sure how to arrange the glasses so they can all fit in the cupboard.”
    •  “I wonder how much the groceries in the cart will cost…how can we make an estimate?”
  • Ask your child questions when they are working on a problem:
    • “Do you have any ideas about how we can begin?”
    • “How can we do this differently?”
    • “I had never thought of that. Tell me more about it.”
    • “What other ways can we show that?

This can be done as a weekly goal throughout the month of October.